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In 2011, 60% of homes in Rockhampton had a broadband internet connection.

A fast Internet Connection is increasingly required for accessing essential information and undertaking domestic and non-domestic business. Households with dial-up or no internet service are being left behind in the digital divide as both government and the private sector are increasingly conducting their business, or aspects of it, on-line.

Internet connectivity in Rockhampton can be affected by availability of connection, Education, Household Income and Age Structure.

Derived from the Census question:

'Can the Internet be accessed at this dwelling?'

Households

Type of internet connection
Rockhampton - Households20112006Change
Connection typeNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
Total internet connection
19,49967.071.813,72450.554.9+5,775
map this data in atlas.idBroadband connection17,59160.464.67,71428.432.4+9,877
Dial-up connection
8352.93.05,84821.521.8-5,013
Other connection
1,0733.74.31620.60.6+911
No internet connection
7,13424.520.211,38241.936.6-4,248
Not stated
2,4838.58.02,0857.78.5+398

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Type of internet connection, 2011
Type of internet connection, 2011 Not stated, Regional QLD: 8.0% No internet connection, Regional QLD: 20.2% Other connection, Regional QLD: 4.3% Dial-up connection, Regional QLD: 3.0% Broadband connection, Regional QLD: 64.6% Total internet connection, Regional QLD: 71.8% Not stated, Rockhampton: 8.5% No internet connection, Rockhampton: 24.5% Other connection, Rockhampton: 3.7% Dial-up connection, Rockhampton: 2.9% Broadband connection, Rockhampton: 60.4% Total internet connection, Rockhampton: 67.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in type of internet connection, 2006 to 2011
Change in type of internet connection, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Rockhampton: +398 No internet connection, Rockhampton: -4,248 Other connection, Rockhampton: +911 Dial-up connection, Rockhampton: -5,013 Broadband connection, Rockhampton: +9,877 Total internet connection, Rockhampton: +5,775
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the type of internet connection of households in Rockhampton compared to Regional QLD shows that there was a higher proportion of households with either no internet connection or a dial up connection, and a lower proportion of households with broadband connectivity.

Overall 27.4% of households had no internet connection or a dial up connection, and 60.4% had broadband connectivity, compared with 23.2% and 64.6% respectively in Regional QLD.

Emerging groups

Between 2006 and 2011 the number of households with an internet connection increased by 5,775.

The largest changes in the internet connectivity in Rockhampton, between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Broadband connection (+9,877 households)
  • Total internet connection (+5,775 households)
  • Dial-up connection (-5,013 households)

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